Monument Hill Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Monument Hill Trail is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Leeds, Maine that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

views

Attractive, woodsy trail under an hour from both Augusta and Lewiston/Auburn. The top of the hill features a Civil War monument. Partial views from the summit. Good family hike.

trail running
3 months ago

Good easy and short trail. Made for a quick run. Would be really fun for kiddos! And a little civial war history to boot!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Dog loved this

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nice and easy, great views at the top!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

There is no off-street parking but there is a pull-off. This was a nice easy walk. Well marked & traveled. There is a bit of an incline but it was easy. Bring you dog, nice wide trail, some rocks clusters scattered throughout.

hiking
Monday, May 02, 2016

This an easily hiked trail for all ages. There are several spots where the roots from trees are exposed, and plenty of rocks, so caution is advised with small children with clumsy feet.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Very easy with a view at the top that is so good it makes you feel like you cheated by not working hard enough for it. Good for a lunch at elevation with kids, dogs, or friends who don’t hike much. Takes only and hour, with a leisurely lunch at the top. Only 14 minutes to get to the top. Probably the best view for the easiest climb that I can think of, except maybe for Bradbury Mountain in Pownal, Maine.

hiking
Saturday, September 27, 2014

It is absolutely perfect for kids-almost a mile round trip. The view is beautiful and a perfect spot for a picnic.

hiking
Sunday, August 24, 2014

hiking
Friday, February 03, 2012

I did this trail a long time ago with my son when he was 5 or 6. I really like it and always wanted to go back. I went back this time with two goals, first getting the longitude and latitude of the monument on top and second to get the geocache on the top. The geocache is the 3rd oldest in Maine. Was a nice walk up and it will give you a good cardio workout. Can be done year round. Monument at the top is very attractive and reminds one of how much these towns sacrificed during the Civil War. The monument at the top of the hill is a Civil War peace Monument erected at the highest point in Leeds, by the Howard brothers, distinguished natives of Leeds; Major General Oliver Otis Howard, Rev. Roland Bailey Howard, and Brigadier General Charles H. Howard, in memory of the 161 soldiers and sailors who served from this town. This is the largest per capita number serving in the war of any town in the State of Maine. Great views from the top as well.